19 August 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
Kogi State Government has repatriated seventy-eight destitutes mainly beggers and mentally ill persons back to their various states in the northern part of the country.
A statement signed by the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Fatima Kabir-Buba says they were evacuated from different parts of Lokoja metropolis.
The statement says the destitutes were repatriated to Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi and Zamfara States.
The Commissioner notes that the evacuation was not done to discriminate them but to rid the streets of beggars roaming the State capital.
She assures that the State Government under the leadership of His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello will not relent in its effort in getting beggars off the streets.
”The State Government made adequate arrangements to ensure that they are transported to their respective locations with utmost respect and dignity.
“Before the government transported them back to their home States and Local Governments of origin we took them first to the Ministry’s rehabilitation center, fed them and provided all the basic needs that will enable them start a normal life.
This action of ours should not be misconstrued, The government under the leadership of Alhaji Yahaya Bello remains committed to providing for the less privileged without any form of discrimination in the State” she stated.